Old Post Files for Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

Published 11:30 am Friday, August 22, 2014

70 Years Ago: 1944

Lt. Janie Petit, Vicksburg nurse with the Army, is now in Italy.

60 Years Ago: 1954

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Seddon Allen and Dr. and Mrs. Roberet Allen of Memphis are visiting relatives here.

50 Years Ago: 1964

Betty Reese, rolling Fork resident, dies.

40 Years Ago: 1974

James “Buck” Penley and Ed Kellum join in the sales staff at Feld Furniture Co.

30 Years Ago: 1984

Maj. Gen Robert MacDonnell, former President of the Mississippi River Commission, dies at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C.

20 Years Ago: 1994

Within two months, the board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider a citywide curfew for juveniles, 17 and younger.

10 Years Ago: 2004

Jurors will be chosen to decide the fate of the person accused in last year’s fatal shooting of a former Vicksburg High School student near the school’s stadium.